At a press conference, attorneys at law Taoufika Bouahrine at a hearing on Wednesday in Casablanca believed that the trial was fair.
Casablanca Criminal Court on Friday sentenced Taoufik Bouachrine to 12 years in jail with a fine of 200,000 dirhams and compensation for some victims. Among other things, the journalist was accused of trafficking in human beings, abuse of power for sexual exploitation and sexual harassment, against the victims and victims of the eight victims.
The presidential press conference aimed at "informing public opinion," the victim's lawyers confirmed that the trial took the required time, extending for almost 9 months, with 80 hearings ranging from 8 to 12 hours each. "At the same time, the court remained the same in parts of the case, which for many months has generated public opinion and the media," they said.
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In this case, the victims' lawyers stated that they had decided to challenge "to defend the sexually exploited women and put an end to their attacks, as some of the initial attempts have been made to confer a political character in this case." They noted that material compensation "is far from the restoration of social and psychological damage, which will capture them all their lives," surprisingly appealing.
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Following the announcement of the verdict, several politicians and civil society announced their surprise and outrage. Some have condemned "a political debate that shows that justice reform is still a zero point." The defense of the victims criticized the intervention of Bouahrina's supporters, who are trying to influence the judicial system and politicize the process. One of the lawyers described as "expelled and deprived" was supported by reference to Nabil Benabdellah and Moulay Ismail El Alaoui from PPS and M & # 39; hamed El Khalifa from Istiqlal.
For his part, lawyer Fatima Zohra Chaoui said that Moulay Hicham's publication on Twitter on the subject was a serious violation and interference with the justice system. She stated at a press conference that the prince was still trying to use any event that could harm the kingdom.